As winter draws near, I am getting ready to put away my hiking shoes for the year. Luckily, I don’t have to do that quite yet because I am going to Boulder to visit my brother at the beginning of November and I am hoping to get in some hiking with ma mum!
I was recently sent* a pair of Ahnu Hiking Boots, Sequoia II to try on and test out. Read on to learn all about my experience with them so far.
Short and Sweet
These extremely comfortable hiking shoes fit true to size and help support your feet during a hike or just a busy day of walking around. The Vibram bottoms complete the shoes grip to the ground. It’s amazing, no slipage! If you are looking for a solid ladies hiking shoe, check it out!
Ahnu Sequoia II Review
I must admit, my hiking isn’t hardcore. I don’t tend to go to large mountains and just start climbing (I would love to do that but I am limited by the lack of Mountains in Minnesota). So my experience with these shoes are not taken to the “max.” However, when walking with these shoes I noticed how extremely comfortable they were. I was able to go further because of the cushioning. And, to be honest, I feel like I could just wear these everyday (though I doubt they are professional enough).
As I walked through our local hiking area, I noticed how much grip or “gription” I had. I never once felt like I was wearing regular tennis shoes. I loved the feeling and the confidence they brought me.
I would recommend anyone try these shoes as they are very comfortable and that is one of my upmost concerns when hiking. Here or in the mountain regions of Colorado!
- Vibram Outsole
- True to Size
- Easy to put on
If you are looking for a lightweight, comfortable hiking boot this one is for you. Ahnu markets this shoe towards a “lightweight hiker” and I couldn’t agree more. If you are a looking for something a little more “hardcore,” check out their website!
*Disclaimer: Ahnu sent me the shoes to test out. All views discussed are my own.
Do you know what I hate? Well I hate cleaning. But what I hate even more, is inefficient cleaning. So when my bathroom cleaner that I bought for $5 wasn’t doing the job. I went to Pinterest. And what did I find? The perfect, budget friendly cleaning solution to get rid of soap scum, dirty shower doors, and messy bathroom counters.
This recipe is very easy and will last you a long time. All you need is a bit of Dawn and White Vinegar.
A few Pro Tips:
- You don’t need to microwave the mixture each time you need it.
- When I say gentle shake, I really mean turn upside down and right side up a few time to combine the mixture. If you shake it like a shake-weight you’ll end up with a spray bottle full of foam.
- If you hate the smell of vinegar, you might want to invest in some really strong essential oils from your local co-op or grocery store. If you really can’t handle the smell at all, this mixtures probably isn’t for you.
- All you need to do is get your surface a little wet, spray mixture, and scrub away. It will do the hard work!
I came up with this brilliant idea this past weekend. Okay so maybe someone else has already done it but I thought it was pretty neat and a great way to divvy up household tasks. See around here, stuff gets messy. I will admit it, sometimes I am lazy and a mess compiles. I think that happens to most busy people nowadays.
Anyways, onto the great idea. Instead of creating a “honey-do list,” I wrote down the list of everything that needed to be done today. Then I told B-Man my little plan!
Fantasy Family (or Couple) Chores
Step One: Check out the list, in your mind pick your “top picks.” Also, if your family is competitive maybe add a little incentive for whomever gets their chores done (well) first.
Step Two: Flip a coin or play rock-paper-scissors for who gets to pick first.
Step Three: Each person picks a chore and you go back and forth until every chore is taken.
Step Four: Clean house (sigh).
This works out best because the work is then tagged to a specific person and they are responsible for doing their chore. I love this new method because it’s fair and fun.
We used a white board but I created an awesome printable for you to document your chores on that can easily hang on the kitchen fridge!
How do you divvy up the chores in your home?